Sunday, August 28, 2011

C.O. Jesus Flores - Murdered wife Jen Guardiola-Flores

AUGUST 28, 2011:
Correction Officer Jesus Flores murdered his wife, Jen Guardiola-Fores and then committed suicide.











Prison officer dead in murder-suicide Jesus and Jennifer Flores found dead
Updated: Sunday, 28 Aug 2011, 7:14 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 28 Aug 2011, 6:42 AM EDT
by Leon Hendrix
WOOD TV
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/muskegon_county/One-dead-inside-Muskegon-home







Jesus Flores (left) and Jennifer Flores


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - A Muskegon corrections officer and his wife were found dead in a home after what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide, Sunday morning.

Jesus and Jennifer Flores, 36 and 35 respectively, had been arguing, Jennifer's brother told police, when Jesus pull out a gun and shot Jennifer at around 3 a.m.
As the brother ran away, he heard several more shots, police said.

A police SWAT team was called to the scene in the 1900 block of Getty St. and attempted to call Jesus out of the house. They later entered the home and found the couple's bodies.

Family members say the Jesus and Jennifer married 3 months ago and they were not aware of any violence in the couple's history.

Jennifer's father characterized Jesus as a 'great guy'.

"Only the man upstairs knows what was going on in his head," Robert Mendiola, Jesus' brother said. "He took care of his family."

Jesus and Jennifer were both parents of children from other relationships. Jesus had three children and Jennifer had two. None of the children were living in the home.

Jesus worked as a corrections officer at the Muskegon Correctional Facility for several years, his family told 24 Hour News 8. He'd begun training to become a police officer and had hoped to become an officer for the Michigan State Police.

Jesus was the oldest of 4 brothers, Mendiola said, and took on a fatherly role in the family after their father died when they were young.

Their mother died a few years ago and Jesus struggled to come to grips with her death.

"He took it the hardest," Mendiola said, adding that he did not think Jesus was depressed. "(After his mother died) it was a whole different story."

Jennifer held three jobs, working as an accountant, restaurant server, and factory worker. She was close with her mom and dad.

Her father bought a house next door to his own where Jennifer and Jesus has been living, the same house where the shootings occurred.

Investigators continue to look into the case and are awaiting autopsy results.






Husband and  Wife Shot To Death In Murder-Suicide In Muskegon
Incident Began At 3 A.M. At Home In 1900 Block Of South Getty Street In Muskegon

Carl Gustin FOX 17 Assignment Editor
10:05 a.m. EDT, August 28, 2011
FOX 17
http://www.fox17online.com/news/fox17-murder-suicide-in-muskegon,0,5743319.story



MUSKEGON— Two people died during a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife in Muskegon early Sunday morning.

The Muskegon Police Department is investigating the shooting deaths of a man and a woman in a home in the 1900 block of South Getty Street during the incident. Jesus Flores, 36, and his wife, Jennifer Flores, 35, resided together at the home where the shootings took place.

At 3 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a reported shooting at the home. Upon arriving they were met by a 33-year-old man who stated that he was present in the home when his sister, Jennifer, and her husband, Jesus, began arguing. He told officers that during the argument Jesus had produced a handgun and shot Jennifer. The brother said when his sister was shot he turned to flee the house and heard more gunshots but was not hit.

Based on the information received from the brother, officers believed Jesus was still inside the home armed and possibly barricaded. The Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team was called in to assist with the situation.

After numerous attempts to make contact with Jesus, the MSP Emergency Services Team made entry to the home and found both Jesus and Jennifer dead from gunshot wounds.

Police said the circumstances leading up to the apparent murder-suicide are unknown at this time and the investigation is continuing.






Prison officer dead in murder-suicide
http://www.frequency.com/video/prison-officer-dead-in-murder-suicide/14887734









Muskegon Police identify husband and wife who died in apparent murder-suicide
Published: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 11:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 11:28 AM
By Heather Lynn Peters
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/08/muskegon_police_identify_husba.html

Muskegon Police have identified the husband and wife who died as the result of an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in the 1900-block of S. Getty Street early Sunday.

They are Jesus Flores, 36, and Jennifer Flores, 35. Police said Jesus Flores apparently shot his wife to death, and then himself. Their bodies were found in the Getty Street home, where both resided.

Officers were dispatched to the home around 3 a.m. Sunday on a report of a shooting.

Upon arriving, they were met by a 33-year-old witness who said he was at the home when his sister, Jennifer Flores, and her husband began arguing.

He told officers that during the argument, Jesus produced a handgun and shot Jennifer. The brother said that when his sister was shot, he turned to run from the house and heard more gunshots but he was not hit.

Based on that information, officers believed Jesus Flores was still in the home, armed and possibly barricaded. The Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team was called in to assist.

After numerous attempts to make contact with Jesus Flores, the State Police Emergency Services Team entered the home and found the husband and wife dead from gunshot wounds.

"The circumstances leading up to the apparent murder/suicide are unknown at this time, and the investigation is continuing," according to a press release from Capt. Andy Olson.










Muskegon murder-suicide under investigation; Woman's Facebook page carried frantic message moments before shooting
Published: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 10:45 PM
Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011, 10:41 AM
By Rachel Iovan
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/08/murder_suicide_muskegon.html




Rachel Iovan / The Muskegon Chronicle. Cross wreaths and flower lay in the front of 1981 S. Getty, where Jesus Flores, 36, allegedly killed his wife, Jennifer Flores, 35, and then himself early Sunday morning in Muskegon.







It was the red and blue lights flashing outside their Muskegon house about 4 a.m. Sunday that woke Melissa Hill and Oscar Tippins. They live just two houses from where Jesus Flores, 36, allegedly shot his wife, Jennifer Flores, 35, to death and then turned the gun on himself early Sunday morning, police say.

Hill and Tippins both said they did not hear gunfire, though they were asleep when the shooting occurred, which police said was about 3 a.m.

Officers were dispatched to the home at that time on a report of a shooting. Upon arriving, they were met by a 33-year-old witness who said he was at the home when his sister, Jennifer Flores, and her husband began arguing.

He told officers that during the argument, Jesus produced a handgun and shot Jennifer. The brother said that when his sister was shot, he turned to run from the house and heard more gunshots but he was not hit.

Based on that information, officers believed Jesus Flores was still in the home, armed and possibly barricaded. The Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team was called in to assist.

Hill, who has lived in her home on South Getty Street for 16 years, said she saw officers in SWAT gear walking around the Floreses' house as well as officers with police dogs in the area.

When she stepped out her front door to see what was happening, officers instructed her to go back into her house immediately.

Police continued to try and make contact with Jesus Flores, and after numerous attempts, the State Police Emergency Services Team entered the home and found the husband and wife dead from gunshot wounds.

"The circumstances leading up to the apparent murder/suicide are unknown at this time, and the investigation is continuing," according to a press release from Capt. Andy Olson.

Another neighbor, Michael Jenkins, said he had heard Jennifer and Jesus arguing recently, but "nothing violent" — "just typical married couple stuff."

A comment that has since been removed from Jennifer Flores' Facebook page showed a seemingly frantic post written by her from her cell phone about 2:50 a.m. Sunday — within minutes of when police said the shooting occurred.

It stated, "I tried I swear I tried.....be [sic] just don't get it!!! God help me!! Cuz I swear o [sic] am gonna hurt this man....he is trying to send me to prison!!! I need my friends right now....please come get me out this hell.....you guys have no idea where I'm at!!!"


A state of Michigan online database lists Jesus Flores as a Michigan Department of Corrections employee assigned to the Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon.

More than two hours after police arrived, about 6:15 a.m, Hill said she saw Jennifer Flores' mother crying and walking down the sidewalk away from the house where her daughter and son-in-law were killed.

"That's when I knew it was over," said Hill.

Jenkins said Jennifer and Jesus married about three months ago after a yearslong relationship. The newlyweds rented their home from Jennifer's parents, who bought the home and made repairs to it a few years ago.

"These are good people. We have always looked after each other," Jenkins said.
"I just don't understand this."

He said he has known the Flores family for 21 years, since he moved to S. Getty Street.

"This is not a bad neighborhood. Most of us have lived here for years," Jenkins said. "It's such a shame."













Murder-suicide victim on Facebook: Help
Jennifer Flores posted online minutes before death

Updated: Monday, 29 Aug 2011, 8:37 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 28 Aug 2011, 11:09 PM EDT
Leon Hendrix








Jennifer Flores, courtesy her Facebook page.





Jesus and Jennifer Flores, courtesy her Facebook page.







A Facebook posting on Jennifer Flores' page, posted around the time police say she was shot and killed by her husband, who ultimately killed himself. (Aug 28, 2011).








Jennifer Flores, courtesy her Facebook page.







Jennifer Flores, courtesy her Facebook page.








Raul Gaurdiola, Jennifer Flores' father, walks with her at her wedding (May 2011).

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - Police say Jennifer Flores was shot to death Sunday morning, around the same time she wrote a posting begging for help on her Facebook page.

Jennifer was found dead in her home along with her husband, Jesus Flores.

Investigators say Jesus, a state prison corrections officer, shot Jennifer before shooting and killing himself.

"I tried I swear I tried," a post on Jennifer's Facebook page said. "God help me!! Cuz I swear o (sic) am gonna hurt this man.....he is trying to send me to prison!!! I need my friends right now....please come get me out this hell.....you guys have no idea where I'm at!!!"

Facebook shows the posting was made from a cell phone around 3 a.m.

Friends immediately showed their concern.

"Jen what's going on?" one friend wrote. "I am here if you need to talk," wrote another.

Several hours later someone broke the news on her page.

"He took her life then his own is what I just heard."

Jennifer had two children, and Jesus who was known as Jesse, had three. The children were from other relationships.

They were newlyweds -- Jesus and Jennifer married in May, family and friends told 24 Hour News 8. Both of them grew up in the Muskegon area and loved to ride motorcycles.

Jennifer was close with her family, in fact her father bought a home for her and

Jesus next door to his own, the same house where the shootings took place.

"We worked together, we lived next door to each other," Vanessa Gaurdiola,

Jennifer's sister, said. "I could never imagine this happening to her."

Family members say there was no issue with violence between the couple, though they did have arguments "like any other couple." Jennifer's loved ones say they welcomed Jesus into their family.

"He was a fine person -- nice man -- helped my daughter," Raul Gaurdiola, Jennifer's father, said. "Just a good person. Never expected this."

Muskegon police say they aren't sure what led up to the shooting, but Jennifer's brother, who saw her get shot, told police the couple was arguing.

After witnessing the shooting, the brother, 33, ran out of the house to get help and heard more gunshots being fired. He was not hurt, police said.

Police called in a SWAT team and were concerned that Jesus had barricaded himself inside the home. After attempting to order him out of the house, officers went inside and discovered the bodies.

"She thought she found the husband that she could be with and who would take care of her and love her," Vanessa said. "I guess that wasn't the case."

Still, Jennifer's family says they have no bad feelings against Jesus.

"I think it was just a very, very bad thing. Bad decisions were made. I think it was just a grave accident," Vanessa said.

"I don't got time for angriness," Gaurdiola said. "Angriness doesn't get you nowhere.

"It was an argument that went really wrong."

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

Autopsies will be conducted to help police determine the details of what happened.













Murder-suicide victim had warrant out
Jennifer Flores wanted for domestic violence

Updated: Monday, 29 Aug 2011, 1:55 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 29 Aug 2011, 11:22 AM EDT
By Leon Hendrix
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/muskegon_county/Murder-suicide-victim-had-warrant-out



MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - The victim in a Sunday morning murder-suicide had a domestic violence warrant out for her arrest that stemmed from an incident earlier this year between her and her husband, the man police say killed her.

Jennifer and Jesus Flores were found dead in their home. Investigators say Jesus, a state prison corrections officer also known as Jesse, shot Jennifer before shooting and killing himself.

Family members of both Jennifer and Jesse said they were not aware of violence in the couple's relationship, but police say they dealt with the pair on several occasions during the past several years.

A Facebook posting on Jennifer's page made shortly before the shooting seems to imply an ongoing problem.

"I tried I swear I tried," the post said. "God help me!! Cuz I swear o (sic) am gonna hurt this man.....he is trying to send me to prison!!! I need my friends right now....please come get me out this hell.....you guys have no idea where I'm at!!!"

A violent incident earlier this year prompted authorities to issue a warrant for Jennifer's arrest that was active at the time of her death, police told 24 Hour News 8.

In a police report obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, police say they responded to the couples' home on June 18 around 3:30 a.m. in response to a domestic dispute. Investigating officers reported seeing visible injuries on Jesus' body that included several scratches. Jesus told officers that Jennifer was accusing him of cheating and was "upset at him," the report said.

Jennifer, police wrote, would not cooperate with investigators and said police always take Jesus' side of the story. She said she was kicked but "no one cares," police stated. She told officers to "go ahead and get a warrant."

Prosecutors authorized the warrant.

With limited resources and thousands of active warrants, police say they don't actively seek suspects unless the facts of the case require such attention because of the offense's severity.

They do, however, act on warrants if they come in contact with a suspect for any reason such as a traffic stop.

"It's not something officers can go immediately and just make an arrest," Muskegon Police Capt. Andy Olson said.

Police say there were several other incidents involving the couple that did not result in arrests or warrants and were not physically violent.











Police: Investigation into murder-suicide Sunday of Jesus and Jennifer Flores 'wrapping up'
Published: Monday, August 29, 2011, 2:09 PM
Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011, 4:46 PM
By Heather Lynn Peters
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/08/post_147.html

MUSKEGON — Authorities are wrapping up their investigation into the murder-suicide early Sunday at a Getty Street home in Muskegon involving a Michigan Department of Corrections officer and his wife.

Muskegon Police investigators determined that Jesus Flores, 36, fatally shot his wife, Jennifer Flores, 35, in the head around 3 a.m. at their home at 1981 Getty and then turned the gun on himself, said Muskegon Police Detective Capt. Andy Olson.

Russell L. Marlan, an MDOC spokesman, said Jesus Flores was a state corrections officer who was hired in November 2005, assigned to the Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon.

Marlan said Jesus Flores worked second shift, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and had worked the night previous to the shooting.

Olson said Monday that investigators don't suspect anything other than what they've already determined resulted in the deaths.

They are awaiting results from autopsies and otherwise "wrapping up" the investigation, he said.

Jennifer Flores' brother was at the home when his sister was shot, Olson said.

He told officers that during an argument between the husband and wife, Jesus pulled out a handgun and shot Jennifer. The brother said that when his sister was shot, he turned to run from the house and heard more gunshots but he was not hit.

Based on that information, officers believed Jesus Flores was still in the home, armed and possibly barricaded. The Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team was called in to assist. They entered and found the bodies of both the husband and wife.

It wasn't clear what the couple was arguing about prior to the shooting, Olson said.

It appears the couple had a volatile relationship that Jennifer Flores revealed on her Facebook page just minutes before her husband shot her. She requested help from her friends, indicating she feared her husband was out to get her and possibly physically harm her.

People at the scene said the couple married about three months ago. Funeral arrangements were pending Monday.











Muskegon man who killed wife, self was corrections officer
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Macomb Daily
http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2011/08/30/news/doc4e5cea92d27e5637861980.txt

MUSKEGON (AP) — Authorities say a western Michigan man who fatally shot his wife before killing himself was a state corrections officer.

Muskegon police say they found the bodies of 36-year-old Jesus Flores and his 35-year-old wife Jennifer in their home Sunday.

WWMT-TV says Jesus Flores worked at the Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon.

The station says Jennifer Flores’ brother saw her husband pull out a gun and shoot her. The couple were recently married.





Jennifer Guardiola-Flores
Published in Muskegon Chronicle from August 31 to September 1, 2011
http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/muskegon/obituary.aspx?n=jennifer-guardiola-flores&pid=153381942

GUARDIOLA-FLORES, MRS. JENNIFER MICHELLE
Muskegon
Mrs. Jennifer M. Guardiola-Flores, age 35, died Sunday, August 28, 2011. She was born in Shelby, MI on May 11, 1976 to Raul & Olga (Rodriguez) Guardiola and married Jesus Flores on May 21, 2011 Jennifer had been employed as a welder at Shape Corporation. She adored her 2 boys, enjoyed working and loved riding her Harley Davidson Sportster. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. SURVIVORS Boys, Camren GrayScreetch, Eric GrayScreetch; parents, Raul (Olga) Guardiola; siblings, Christopher (Becky) Guardiola, Miguel Guardiola, Vanessa Guardiola; grandmother, Frances Guardiola; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins; father to her boys, Orantez GrayScreetch. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George Guardiola, Raul & Conchita Rodriguez. SERVICE Saturday, September 3, 2011, 1:00 PM at the Clock Chapel - Muskegon with Rev. Carlos Ramos officiating. Interment at Mona View Cemetery. VISITATION Friday, 6-8 PM at Clock Life Story Funeral Home - Muskegon. MEMORIAL: To the Family. Please visit www.clock funeralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book. Clock Life Story - Muskegon Clock Life Story Funeral Home.



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